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‘He can do whatever he sets his mind to’

‘He can do whatever he sets his mind to’

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

October 23, 2018


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Beshoy Ewida has a new dream.   The undergraduate exchange student said it was his dream for five years to travel from Egypt to the United States, and since accomplishing that dream, he found something new to strive for. “If anyone has a dream, they should go for it,” Ewida said. “I...

‘We are the ambassadors’

‘We are the ambassadors’

Jasmine Myers, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018


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Jordan Auker Countries in the shape of footprints lined the way to the Food Expo located in Carter Hall to offer a chance to share cultural diversity with students at USI. The Food Expo allows international students to share their food, clothing, music and entertainment. Entertainment included ...

‘I would take the chance again’

‘I would take the chance again’

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

January 16, 2018


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Sarah Rogers Tharushi Wattewewa said if she was considering coming to the United States in 2018, she would “seriously think twice.” The senior international studies and French major lived in Kandy, Sri Lanka until she was 22 years old. After teaching French at an international school for a year ...

Chai Chat offers more than just tea

Chai Chat offers more than just tea

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

September 11, 2017


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Students grasped ceramic mugs, hot tea swirling around their tired eyes Wednesday afternoon. College can be a time of high stress for some students. For international students, not only is the normal stress of college present, but they must also navigate learning a new language, becoming acclima...

Expo promotes ‘eating and learning together’

Expo promotes ‘eating and learning together’

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Staff writer

February 24, 2017


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Students and faculty filed through the doors of Carter Hall Friday as the smells of the International Food Expo filled the air. The International Club hosts the yearly event, and it serves as a way for students from the 23 countries represented to offer a taste of traditional cuisines from their homelands t...

Food expo attracts fans from all over

Bradie Gray

February 25, 2015


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The International Food Expo proved to be a hit, once again. Carter Hall was filled to the brim Friday as international club members, students and faculty alike lined up for worldly treats and entertainment. International Club President Giselle Fernandez said she expected that outcome from the ex...

Food Expo to represent 24 countries

Bradie Gray

February 10, 2015


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Giselle Fernandez, International Club President, said she thinks of the annual International Food Expo as her “baby.” Fernandez, junior biology and geology double major, has been involved with the expo since 2012 and is now planning it for the first time. “It’s definitely getting bigger....

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